Protecting Your Privacy While Using Apple Devices
Matt Cone September 5, 2021
Macinstruct has been a strong advocate of Apple and its products for over twenty years. Unfortunately, some of Apple’s recent design decisions have undermined our faith in Apple’s commitment to privacy. We’re now encouraging readers to protect their privacy by disabling certain Apple features. In situations where privacy is a hard requirement, it may be necessary to consider using non-Apple hardware and software. This article provides an overview of our recommendations and your options.
Visiting Apple's Campus: What It's Like
Matt Cone June 26, 2012
If you’re reading this article, you already know that Apple is much more than a company that creates great products. Apple is a way of life. It’s an inspiration, and to some, a religion. Apple is making history by forever changing the world as we know it. But after you’ve read the articles and biographies and watched the movies and documentaries, you can’t help but wonder about Apple’s headquarters. What’s it like there?
Steve Wozniak Interview
Matt Cone November 28, 2011
Editor’s Note: This “interview” was actually a series of questions that I emailed to Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple, on December 31, 1999. While the rest of the world was ringing in the New Year or worrying about Y2K, Woz was typing up his responses. He responded about two hours after I emailed him! If the questions seem a little odd, that’s because they are. I was a junior in high school at the time, and I had no idea how to conduct an interview, let alone what to ask one of the greats of the computing era.
A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Mac Icon Design
Matt Cone February 4, 2007
Several months ago, Macinstruct decided to commission a set of custom-designed icons for its new website. We had no idea what we were doing. After researching the heck out of icon designers and emailing more than a dozen of them, we found somebody we liked who managed to create the beautiful icons you see today on Macinstruct. This article is a crooked chronicle of our experience. What the @#$%?! Why Mac Icons on a Website?
Mac Advocacy in a Windows World
Erik Kulvinskas January 14, 2007
This article is not a Windows Platform bashing arena. Nor is it an elitist meeting area to puff each other up and reassure one another. If you want affirmation, find a counseling group. This is a venue to examine how people do what they do on a daily basis. To have people think about how they accomplish their objectives and to lend insight to how they can do these tasks better and, dare I say, enjoy them.